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Top Marcellus news stories – April 23-May 6

Check out which news articles our readers found most engaging this past week in the list below. Enjoy! 5. Pennsylvania probes possible link between earthquakes, fracking Pennsylvania environmental regulators want to determine whether a series of minor earthquakes in the state this week were caused by nearby fracking operations by an oil and gas company. Five tiny temblors, all too weak ...

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Another small earthquake recorded in Oklahoma by USGS

Several earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

MOORELAND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded another small earthquake in Oklahoma. The USGS recorded a 3.2 magnitude quake 13 miles northeast of Mooreland at 11:24 a.m. Sunday. The area is about 115 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. No injuries or damage are reported. Geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0. The quake ...

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Disposal well plan expected after latest Oklahoma quakes

Injection well used to dispose of oil field wastewater. (Image: Faces of Fracking via Flickr)

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Corporation Commission was working Wednesday to finalize a plan for wastewater disposal well operators to shut down or reduce volume in north-central Oklahoma, which has been rattled by a swarm of earthquakes. Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said the agency’s oil and gas division was working on a plan that could be released this week. The ...

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For earthquake study, Kansas extends limits on wastewater from drilling

State officials on Thursday extended oil-waste dumping rules that were put in place to try to reduce earthquakes in southern Kansas oil fields. The main idea: Scientists have identified underground disposal of drilling wastewater as a probable cause of the earthquakes that have rattled homes and nerves in Harper and Sumner counties south of Wichita since 2013. In March, the ...

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Study: Larger Oklahoma quakes caused by industrial activity

TULSA, Okla. — A new study indicates that most of the larger earthquakes in Oklahoma over the past century may have been caused by industrial activity. The paper by the U.S. Geological Survey will be published in December’s Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. It suggests the uptick in earthquakes since 2009 in the central and eastern U.S. is ...

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Small earthquakes recorded in north-central Oklahoma

MEDFORD, Okla. — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded three small earthquakes in north-central Oklahoma. The largest was a magnitude 3.5 quake at 11:55 p.m. Sunday that was centered about eight miles southwest of Medford. Grant County Emergency Management Director Rich Donaldson says there are no injuries or damage. The second was a magnitude 2.9 temblor 16 miles east of ...

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